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5 Mistakes to Avoid in STEM Learning Game Design

STEM learning games have fully arrived, and offer opportunities for learners of all kinds. You’re probably thinking about designing or using some to spark learning yourself!

But how can you choose games that will encourage deep learning? Or design games that don’t foster misconceptions?

Have no fear! Our design principles—drawn from rigorous learning sciences research—will have you designing and choosing games to create deep, lasting learning and bring out the inner scientist in everyone.

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  1. How can STEM learning games be designed to invite learners to explore, engage them deeply, and inspire lasting passion?
  2. How can lessons from learning science research help guide the design of powerful representations and simulations for STEM learning games?
  3. What design principles can learning games follow to encourage deep learning of STEM content and practices and avoid fostering misconceptions?



Frieda Reichsman, Senior Scientist, The Concord Consortium

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  • Tags: stem & steam, gaming
  • Event: SXSW EDU
  • Format: Talk
  • Track: Science of Learning
  • Level: Basic Understanding
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